Cape Town - Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek says he is eager to
get back into action soon, after being spotted on the training ground on
The 23-year-old has been on the sidelines since May after
rupturing his Achilles tendon in a friendly contest ahead of the Blues' Europa
League final victory over Arsenal.
The injury has meant Loftus-Cheek has yet to feature for new
boss Frank Lampard, but he could be about to give the Stamford Bridge chief a
Having seen his recovery delayed by a couple of minor
setbacks, the Chelsea academy graduate finally appears to be coming towards the
end of his rehabilitation.
Loftus-Cheek posted on his Instagram stories a video of
himself out on the pitches at Chelsea's Cobham training facility, taking part
in some light drills away from the rest of the squad.
The midfielder feels he could be available to Lampard as
early as January and is glad to be finally coming to the end of his seven-month
"It's alright, it's been a long journey," he told
Copa90. "Since I done it, I'm just grinding it out and I've had a few
setbacks which is normal when you've had a big injury.
Regarding when he could be back playing for Chelsea again,
Loftus-Cheek added: "If everything goes well, I'd say just over a
The return of Loftus-Cheek will be a welcome sight to
Lampard as he weighs up his midfield options heading into the January transfer
The Blues have suffered from a lack of creativity in recent
matches, failing to break down Bournemouth last weekend as they slumped to a
1-0 defeat, but the England midfielder could provide the Londoners with a spark
when he is fit.
The former Crystal Palace loanee scored 10 goals and
registered five assists in 40 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions last
season as he finally got a sustained run in the senior team.
- TeamTalk Media